Thank you for taking the time to read about this opportunity to purchase a sponsorship package for our upcoming event, A Bout to Benefit, which will raise funds to fight pediatric cancer. This is the fifth annual event and it will take place in the Melrose Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 22nd 2017.

A PDF of this information can be found here.

Sponsorship Package Options (details below)

The EVENT

The event sees twenty four volunteers, who have never boxed before, step into the ring after twelve weeks of professional training. The event has been a huge success for the past four years, selling out to an audience of over seven hundred people from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Winchester and the greater Boston area. More importantly, over $100,000 has been raised for the Michael James Dunleavy (MJD) Foundation. The MJD Foundation itself has raised almost $2 million since its inception. A sell out event is expected again this year for an evening of music and entertainment to accompany the boxing, with all proceeds going directly to the foundation. All event details can be found on our website www.abouttobenefit.com.


MJD Foundation

The Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation was incorporated in the fall of 2002 following the passing of its namesake Michael James Dunleavy, age 8, who succumbed to an inoperable brain tumor which was first diagnosed in the late spring of that year. The Foundation was born out of Michael's own desire to help other children who had cancerous brain tumors or other illnesses and their families. Its primary donations are to MGH Children’s Hospital and Camp Sunshine, Maine who care for the needs of pediatric cancer patients. The Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation, Inc. has received tax exemption status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is listed as a Public Charity and all contributions are tax deductible.

In nominating the Michael J Dunleavy Foundation for the MGH Cancer Center’s One Hundred Program, Dr. David Ebb described the Foundations contribution as follows: “In their work to support cancer research, they have tirelessly demonstrated the same compassion and generosity that Michael surely would have shown had he lived the full life he deserved”. The One Hundred Program recognizes “one hundred individuals in groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have advanced the fight against cancer” The foundation was formally recognized as part of the One Hundred in March 2010.


SPONSORSHIP OPPPOrtunity

We believe that being associated with this event as a sponsor would be very positive for your firm. Your donation will be gratefully accepted by the Foundation and put to work immediately in cancer prevention and respite. Your status as a sponsor will also give you prominent billing to the seven hundred attendees and the greater Boston population in general as we promote the event in the weeks ahead.

Platinum Sponsor - $1000 donation

  • Admission and a reserved ringside table for 10 people
  • Naming rights to one of the twelve bouts on the night
  • Full Page printed program advert. Program distributed free to over 700 attendees
  • Prominent brand placement in all press releases, social media and online promotion

Gold Sponsor - $500 donation

  • Naming rights to one of the twelve bouts on the night
  • Full Page printed program advert. Program distributed free to over 700 attendees
  • Prominent brand placement in all press releases, social media and online promotion

Silver Sponsor - $200 donation

  • Full Page printed program advert. Program distributed free to over 700 attendees
  • Prominent brand placement in all press releases, social media and online promotion

Bronze Sponsor - $100 donation

  • Half Page printed program advert. Program distributed free to over 700 attendees
  • Prominent brand placement in all press releases, social media and online promotion

501c Accreditation Letter (click to enlarge)


A Bout To Benefit Promotional Flyer 2017(click to enlarge)